Parornix petiolella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

GRACILLARIIDAE

Gracillariinae

Las Descargues, 6 August 2013
Parornix petiolella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Parornix petiolella (Frey, 1863)

Wingspan: 9-11mm

A univoltine species on the wing in August and September when it is a scarce visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of apple orchards, hedgerows and scrub wherever its foodplants grow.

Larvae feed on Malus, Prunus and Pyrus species.

 

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